Friday, September 7, 2018

New Response Boats for Alaska Coast Guard

By Karen Robes Meeks

Five new response boats have been delivered to US Coast Guard boat stations in Alaska this summer.

The boats replacing the older models are 29-foot Response Boat-Smalls, or Response Boat-Small IIs, which are outfitted with “high-speed, easily deployable platforms needed to execute a full range of Coast Guard missions close to shore,” and able to handle a variety of missions, according to the Coast Guard.

"We are very excited about acquiring these new boats, and the improved capabilities they offer," said Chief Warrant Officer Seth Carter, Station and Small Boat Manager for the 17th District in Juneau, Alaska. "Our crews will use these new boats to provide enhanced support to the Alaskan communities they serve."